Kargro Banden is a leader in the circular processing of commercial vehicle tyres. It operates by actively purchasing, storing, selling, and transporting tyres on an international basis.
The company originates its tyres from tyre specialists, transport companies, and truck tyre companies. It then inspects, selects, and approves the dismantled truck tyre casings.
The outcome of this assessment and selection is straightforward. Either the casings are eligible for retreading and will thus be purchased and sent to Banden Plan Europa; or their lifespan can no longer be extended and are transported, against a fee, to Kargro Recycling.
The latter exercise results in two different outputs, either a retreaded tyre or a recycling process, which results in granulates and fine powders for diverse applications. In addition, during the recycling process, high-quality steel is recovered from the tyres and sold to iron smelters.
Tyres are inspected daily by large teams of best-in-class inspectors. All approved tyres during the selection process are sorted out by brand and size, after which they are stored either in the Montfoort facilities or the Emmeloord ones.
Kargro Banden operates twentyseven EURO 6 trucks that handle the transport of inspected and selected tyres in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Northern France to the head office in Montfoort. Kargro Banden does not provide its tyre recycling services in other parts of Europe. All selected and collected quality casings are purchased only through local traders within the countries mentioned before.
All casings that have been approved, sorted, and stored, are sold to a global market of tyre specialists and tyre renewal factories. Kargro Banden is currently exporting its quality casings to over 40 countries worldwide. All logistics are planned and managed by the logistics department in Montfoort.
The Kargro Banden inspections occur with the support of the Casing Registration System. A unique, independent, cost-saving, and digital processing system for customers of Kargro Banden BV.
The system provides the company’s customers with insights into the wear process of their commercial vehicle tyres. In addition, it analyzes early failure and can optimize the return on mileage contracts. All data coming out of this system can be evaluated online and on location.